Reading Data from a File
If your data is separated by spaces in the file, the syntax of the command is the following.
MTB> READ 'filespec' columns
The following command reads five columns of data from the file GRADES.DAT' and puts them into the MINITAB spreadsheet.
MTB> read 'grades.dat' c1-c5
The SET command can also be used in reading from a DATA file, like this:
SET 'filename' column